Geneva, 29 November 2023 – The Concours Hippique International de Genève (the CHI Geneva) will unite the world’s best show jumpers in the home city of the show’s Presenting Sponsor, Rolex. First staged in 1926, it has been voted the best indoor jumping event on 10 occasions. Taking place at the Palexpo Arena, the CHI Geneva will feature two of the season’s most anticipated competitions: the Rolex International Jumping Riders Club (IJRC) Top 10 Final; and the Rolex Grand Prix, the final Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping Major of 2023. 

The show culminates on Sunday 10 December with the Rolex Grand Prix, a competition renowned for its testing course in one of the world’s biggest indoor equestrian arenas. To date, six Rolex Testimonees have claimed this esteemed crown, their success a result of the precision, bravery and athleticism demanded of both horse and rider.

Rolex has been the Presenting Sponsor of the CHI Geneva since 1995. This long-term partnership epitomizes the brand’s contribution to excellence in equestrianism, encouraging innovation while respecting the tradition and elegance of the sport. The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping, celebrating its 10-year anniversary, showcases the Swiss watchmaker’s enduring support for equestrianism. It is considered the sport’s ultimate challenge and most coveted prize, awarded to any rider who consecutively wins the Grand Prix at three of the four Majors: The Dutch Masters, the CHIO Aachen, the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament and the CHI Geneva.

Swiss rider and Rolex Testimonee Martin Fuchs is the only rider to have achieved consecutive Rolex Grand Prix wins at the CHI Geneva, in 2019 and 2021 (the event was not held in 2020). Following his spectacular victory in the CPKC ‘International’ Grand Prix, presented by Rolex, at the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in September, Fuchs returns to Geneva as the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping live contender.

Looking ahead to his home Major, Fuchs commented: “Rolex has partnered with four of the best shows in the world and helped create an excellent series. Competing at the CHI Geneva is always incredible, and winning in 2019 and 2021 was just an extraordinary feeling. Being Swiss, it is always very special riding at a Major that takes place in front of my home crowd. The supporters are amazing and particularly supportive of me and Steve Guerdat.”

Guerdat is among the other Rolex Testimonees to have triumphed in the Grand Prix at this exceptional venue, which hosts more than 43,000 passionate equestrian fans over the five days of competition. The Swiss equestrian arrives in Geneva as continental champion, having won individual gold at the FEI Jumping European Championship in September.


Steve Guerdat riding Dynamix de Belheme Steve Guerdat riding Dynamix de Belheme

A three-time winner of the Rolex Grand Prix at the CHI Geneva (2006, 2013, 2015), Guerdat added: “The size of the arena and facilities at CHI Geneva make the show so unique. The organization is seamless which benefits horses and riders. The show is ingrained with history and reminds riders to reflect on the growth and development of equestrianism. The show definitely has a soul, and this remains very unique. The volunteers and their dedication to the show make the whole experience incredibly special. The Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping is extremely prestigious, it has driven equestrianism to another level, and not only for the riders – it allows a wider audience to attend events and has resulted in unprecedented interest.”


The Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final is an innovative and globally renowned competition, the only one of its kind in equestrianism, where the 10 highest ranked riders in the world compete against each other over two rounds. Taking place on the Friday night, it can be likened to the Nitto ATP Finals in tennis, also a season finale featuring the sport’s most talented and consistent athletes. This unique contest has been supported by Rolex since its inception in 2001.

Seven members of the Rolex family of Testimonees have won this trophy, namely Kent Farrington (2015, 2019), Steve Guerdat (2010, 2018), Kevin Staut (2017), Scott Brash (2014), Daniel Deusser (2013), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (2004, 2006) and Rodrigo Pessoa (2003, 2005).

Rodrigo Pessoa, the brand’s longest serving equestrian Testimonee and one of the first winners of the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final, said: “To win the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final has the same significance as a win at the Majors, or a championship. Riders are aware of their rankings throughout the year so that they can be one of the exclusive group of riders who partake in the final. Rolex has been supporting the final since the start and that has resulted in it becoming a prestigious and exclusive competition.”



2022 McLain Ward (USA), HH Azur
2021 Martin Fuchs (SUI), Leone Jei
2019 Martin Fuchs (SUI), Clooney 51
2018 Marcus Ehning (GER), Pret A Tout
2017 Kent Farrington (USA), Gazelle
2016 Pedro Veniss (BRA), Quabri de L’Isle
2015 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Nino des Buissonnets
2014 Scott Brash (GBR), Hello Sanctos
2013 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Nino des Buissonnets
2012 Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), Itôt du Château
2011 Alvaro de Miranda (BRA), AD Ashleigh Drossel Dan
2010 Kevin Staut (FRA), Silvana*HDC
2008 Eric Lamaze (CAN), Hickstead
2007 Ludger Beerbaum (GER), All Inclusive NRW
2006 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Jalisca Solier
2005 Thomas Frühmann (AUT), The Sixth Sense
2004 Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Baloubet du Rouet
2003 Thomas Velin (DAN), Equest Carnute


2022 Henrik von Eckermann (SWE), King Edward (Geneva)
2021 Ben Maher (GBR), Explosion W (Geneva)
2019 Kent Farrington (SUI), Austria 2 (Geneva)
2018 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Alamo, (Geneva)
2017 Kevin Staut (FRA), Rêveur de Hurtebise* HDC, (Geneva)
2016 Eric Lamaze (CAN), Fine Lady 5, (Geneva)
2015 Kent Farrington (USA), Voyeur, (Geneva)
2014 Scott Brash (GBR), Hello Sanctos, (Geneva)
2013 Daniel Deusser (GER), Evita van de Veldbalie, (Stockholm)
2012 Christian Ahlmann (GER), Taloubet Z, (Geneva)
2011 Billy Twomey (IRL), Tinka’s Serenade, (Paris)
2010 Steve Guerdat (SUI), Jalisca Solier, (Geneva)
2009 Marcus Ehning (GER), Plot Blue, (Paris)
2008 Michel Robert (FRA), Kellemoi de Pepita, (Brussels)
2007 Jessica Kürten (IRL), Castle Forbes Libertina, (Geneva)
2006 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), Shutterfly, (Geneva)
2005 Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Baloubet du Rouet, (Geneva)
2004 Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum (GER), Shutterfly, (Geneva)
2003 Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA), Baloubet du Rouet, (Geneva)